The Seven Characteristics of a Therapeutic Garden

What makes a garden therapeutic? The basic features of a therapeutic garden can include wide and gently graded accessible entrances and paths, raised planting beds and containers, and a sensory-oriented plant selection focused on color, texture, and fragrance. A therapeutic garden is a plant-dominated environment specifically designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature either passively or actively depending on the garden design and users’ needs.

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By Laura DePrado
Published in the Somerville Courier News 09/29/2013, Page B1

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